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dc.contributor.advisorMorales Morales, José Alberto
dc.contributor.authorQuiñones Díaz, Mariely
dc.identifier.citationQuiñones Díaz, M. & Morales Morales, J. A. (2022). Process Improvement and Cost Reduction Opportunities by a Change in the Packaging Material of Human Thrombin Component Coming in Vials. Politechne, 21(1), 31-35.en_US
dc.descriptionVolumen 21, Número 1, 2022en_US
dc.description.abstractHuman Thrombin is a bleeding control agent that is formulated, filled into a glass vial, and lyophilized to maintain stability. In order to be shipped, the vials are packaged in a container made form cardboard material. Particulate matter coming from the packaging is transferred to the vials which results in the addition of a cleaning step prior to subsequent processing. An alternate plastic packaging material consisting of Polyethylene Terephthalate and Polypropylene was evaluated. Assessment of the cleaning process showed that a change in the current packaging represents an improvement in terms of the elimination of a non-value- added step and the associated labor cost. Additional evaluation demonstrates that this change also implies a reduction in scrap and in the costs applied for shipping. By identifying and implementing an alternate packaging material, product quality is improved, and non-value- added process steps and associated costs are eliminated, which will result in costs savings.en_US
dc.publisherPolytechnic University of Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofRevista Politechne;
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRevista Politechne: Ingeniería;
dc.relation.haspartSan Juanen_US
dc.subject.lcshCost controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolytechnic University of Puerto Rico--Graduate students--Researchen_US
dc.titleProcess Improvement and Cost Reduction Opportunities by a Change in the Packaging Material of Human Thrombin Component Coming in Vialsen_US
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    Revista multidisciplinaria de la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico (Vol. 1 | Núm. 1 | Junio 1991 - Vol. 19 | Enero 2018)

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